pantone spring 2011 silver cloud color of the week

Clockwise from left: Acne S/S 11, VPL bra, Helmut Lang dress, Pierre Hardy sandal, Marni bracelet, Alexander Wang bag

There's no denying that this spring is all about color. Runways all over the world featured brights in every shade. In a series titled "Color of the Week," Stylelist will outline the most popular hues -- as declared by Pantone, world-renowned color authority -- with designer inspiration, celebrity examples, beauty tips and more. For our tenth installment, we present #15-4502, also known as silver cloud.

Once we got over the fact that "Silver Cloud" sounds like a villain from The Smurfs movie, we fell in love with this exhilarating steel gray. We think it's a modern neutral and a welcome change from tan, beige, and egg white, not to mention that the color strikes a military chord with us that we really like. Paired together, like the model above, or worn separately, we think silver cloud will go with any color in the rainbow.

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